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Department of Industry and Commerce (1975–82)

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Formed  22 December 1975
Headquarters  Barton, Canberra
Dissolved  7 May 1982
Preceding Department  Department of Tourism and Recreation - for tourism Department of Transport (III) - for shipbuilding Department of Manufacturing Industry
Superseding agency  Department of Defence Support Department of Industry and Commerce (II)
Jurisdiction  Commonwealth of Australia

The Department of Industry and Commerce was an Australian government department that existed between December 1975 and May 1982.

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Scope

Information about the department's functions and/or government funding allocation could be found in the Administrative Arrangements Orders, the annual Portfolio Budget Statements and in the Department's annual reports.

At its creation, the Department dealt with:

  • The efficiency and development of manufacturing and tertiary industries and research relating thereto
  • Adjustment assistance to industry
  • Assistance to small business
  • Manufacture of goods and provision of services
  • Shipbuilding
  • Structure

    The Department was an Australian Public Service department, staffed by officials who were responsible to the Minister for Industry and Commerce.

    References

    Department of Industry and Commerce (1975–82) Wikipedia


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